Are you confused about which book to read next … look no further … there are lists and lists, and lists for all sorts of preferences here!
Children in primary school represent a wide age range – they enter school with limited knowledge of the alphabet and leave as knowledgable readers. Hence, we have divided this section into Picture Books, Lower Primary and Upper Primary.
In the Lower Primary section you will find picture books that the children would have been read to, and thus making the task of decoding the written script less daunting. There are books that are more longer but can be read in one sitting and those that will take a few more sessions.
The Picture Books section has been included here as well, incase a reader who needs more support with context (pictures provide contextual cues to aid reading) and/or familiarity with the book then those from this section can be selected.
The Upper Primary section has books that will require several sessions to read. Titles in this section have been chosen keeping current issues in mind that young children or their friends would be dealing with or hear in the news – stories are a great way to explain these intricate issues and develop sympathy and empathy for those involved.
When Chester Greenwood was a young boy in 1873 he invented earmuffs to protect his ears, later at the age of 19 he patented his design and eventually became a very successful businessman. Read his story and get inspired!
Chikadee and Makoons are twin brothers who do everything together until tragically they are separated. Chikadee and his family travel across new territories, meet unusual people while experiencing a range of emotions while search for their dearest Makoons. By award winning historical fiction author.
A beautifully illustrated book in which Malala (Nobel Peace Prize Winner) tells her own story in her own words for a younger audience. She shows how no matter how small you are and where you live, you can make a difference.
An excellent book to inspire young girls into science. Contains both well known and lesser known scientists from Jane Goodall the primatologist to the African-American physicist and mathematician who calculated the trajectory of the 1969 Apollo 11 mission to the moon.
One of the most popular in the series where Tintin ends up in Tibet looking for his dear Chinese friend Chang. The book is greatly appreciated by the Dalai Lama for creating and awareness of the existence of Tibet (the book does include and details of the political situation). It was published a year after the Dalai Lama went into exile. A great one to start with if introducing children to Tintin.
Mia and Ben are best of friends living near a lake. Their favourite thing to do is to make paper planes. Sadly Ben has to move far, far away. How will they remain friends when they are so far apart? But their love of planes and deep friendship makes a beautiful story and picture book.